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October 8th, 2014

Ross, Hutchinson trade jabs on tax cuts, wage hike

October 8, 2014

LITTLE ROCK — Republican gubernatorial hopeful Asa Hutchinson derided Democratic rival Mike Ross' tax cut plan as "pie in the sky," while Ross accused Hutchinson of acting like a "slick lawyer" in his support for a minimum wage hike as the two squared off in a debate Tuesday.

The two ex-congressmen traded jabs over a range of issues as they met for their second televised debate of the heated and expensive Arkansas governor's race. The two are running to succeed Democratic Gov. Mike Beebe, who is barred by term limits from seeking re-election.

Couples ask Arkansas court to strike marriage ban

October 8, 2014

LITTLE ROCK — Attorneys for gay couples challenging Arkansas' same-sex marriage ban told the state's highest court on Tuesday that the U.S. Supreme Court signaled it agrees with their argument that such prohibitions are unconstitutional by declining to take up similar cases.

October 7th

Simon's Moisture to increase flooding risk in Central U.S.

October 7, 2014

AccuWeather Global Weather Center -- 7 October 2014 -- AccuWeather reports the combination of tropical moisture from Simon and a slow-moving frontal zone will unleash heavy rain and the risk of localized flooding in a large portion of the central United States this week.

Leftover tropical moisture from Simon will impact parts of the Southwest this week. However, moisture will be strung along farther to the east over time.

Over the southern Plains, a great temperature contrast will develop prior to the breakout of heavy rain and drenching thunderstorms.

 

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